Pipeline Bid Manager

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Washington, Tyne & Wear

Salary: Up to £75k per annum

Hours of Work: Full time

Start Date: ASAP

The client:

The client is a UK gas and energy engineering specialist offering design, build and maintenance on critical national infrastructure for the UK gas asset owners. The client provides a comprehensive range of water infrastructure services covering all aspects of pipeline networks including investigation, design, planning infrastructure maintenance, mains rehabilitation, new connections, metering and repairs. Fixed Line Telecoms provide construction of networks including cabling, splicing and testing on networks.


This role will predominately oversee bids associated with Cross Country Pipelines, Gas AGI / PRS Rebuilds including design and build. Based in our Golborne office in the North West of England, the individual will ensure the effective management of the proposals process, liaising with the relevant departments, suppliers and clients where necessary and working to tight deadlines to prepare and submit technically written and winning proposals.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of tenders as they are received

  • Undertake site tender visits to gain understanding of requirements and to enable the preparation of a winning submission

  • Review tender documents, including design and contractual documents, to produce a suitable construction programme

  • Develop resource schedules based on programme to be provided to Estimating team

  • Liaise with supply chain to obtain tender price and programme and identify key risks

  • Liaise with Operations Director to develop construction philosophy and assign teams

  • Co-ordinate tendering activities with work winning team such that proposals, pre-qualification and tender support objectives are achieved to cost, quality and time

  • Carry out independent and critical reviews of submission documents

  • Develop risk and opportunity register for each tender

  • Support Senior Management Team at tender sign off meetings

  • Lead tender handover meetings with operational team upon successful award of a project

  • Visit live construction sites to understand the performance of projects to inform future tenders

  • Attend post tender review meetings to determine lessons learnt and ensure these are fed back into subsequent submissions

  • Any other duties reasonably assigned.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Gas / Pipelines / Cross Country Utilities experience ideally as a Project Manager or Construction Manager

  • Technical background with solid understanding of construction principles

  • Civil and mechanical experience would be beneficial

  • Thrive within our values and culture of relentlessly striving to excellence through;

  • Doing the right thing

  • Raising the bar

  • Positive attitude and energetic pace

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Integrity

  • Ability to make things happen – starter/finisher

  • Tact and the ability to deal with difficult situations

  • I.T literate particularly Microsoft Office and Excel.

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills

  • Team player, but also comfortable working alone.

  • Understands the need for respect, sensitivity and discretion in a public facing role.

  • Some flexibility of working hours may be required.

  • Self-Motivated, enthusiastic and calm under pressure.


Contact for this job: Lisa Doyle

Method of application: CV

Email address to send applications to: recruitment@wilcock.co.uk